Elementary Education Co-major with K–6 Certification and 5–8 Subject Endorsement (With Major in Arts and Sciences)
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS CONCENTRATION ARE:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0.
- A minimum of B- or better on all education courses
Passing scores on the Praxis CORE, or 560 verbal, 540 Math on the SAT, or 23 or higher on the ACT, or 155 verbal, 156 quantitative on the GRE.
Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Tests, as of 9/1/15:
- Math Test#5732 Passing Score 150
- Reading Test#5712 Passing Score 156
- Writing Test#5722 Passing Score 162
For more information on Praxis exams: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THIS DEGREE TRACK ARE:
- Completion of NJCU General Education requirements or equivalent
- Passing scores on appropriate Praxis II Exam
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Successful completion of clinical experience and clinical practice
This includes successful submission of the performance assessment, edTPA, as required by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Note: For the most updated information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the College of Education as changes may have occurred since publication.
Note: A student’s dual major must be in one of the following baccalaureate programs of the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences.
- Major in Mathematics (Mathematics Specialization)—36 credits
- Major in English (Literacy/Language Arts Specialization)—39 credits
- Major in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience or Physics (Science Specialization)—36 credits
- Major in Spanish (World Languages/Spanish Specialization)—39 credits
- Major in History (Social Studies Specialization)—36 credits
Candidates for the 5-8 subject endorsement must complete:
|PSYC 150||Developmental: Birth Through Adolescence||3|
|BIOL 224||The Human Body||3|
|BIOL 225||Human Sexual Biology||3|
|WGST 110||Diversity and Difference: Identities, Communities, and Cultures||3|
|MATH 215||Problem Solving in Mathematics||3|
|EDU 280||Challenges in Urban Education||3|
|LTED 230||Focus: Reading Language & Literacy||3|
|EDU 330||Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning||3|
|EDU 331||Clinical Practice I||2|
|EDU 490||Rethinking Education||3|
|EDU 361||Elementary Social Studies Methods||2|
|EDU 362||Elementary Science Methods||2|
|EDU 363||Elementary Math Methods||2|
|LTED 360||Elementary Reading & Language Workshop||2|
|EDU 470||Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar||2|
|EDU 480||Clinical Practice II||8|
|EDU 485||Classroom Management and Assessment Internship Seminar||2|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Methods and Materials of Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools|
|Stories of Teaching & Learning: Narratives of Education|
|Contemporary World Literature|
|Methods and Materials of Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools|
|Methods and Materials of Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools|
|Methods and Materials of Teaching in Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools|
|Second Language Methodology I|
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Elementary and Secondary Education program, students will be able to
- Our candidates demonstrate mastery of the subject matter they plan to teach.
- Our candidates demonstrate their pedagogical knowledge, integrating their understanding of their pupils’ developmental levels, individual differences, learning exceptionalities, and sociocultural backgrounds.
- Our candidates demonstrate effective instruction, caring behavior, and reflection to improve practice.
- Our candidates know and value how individuals are shaped by their life experiences as mediated by factors such as social class, gender, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, and social needs. Our candidates know, value, and engage in culturally responsive teaching to promote social justice, particularly in our urban areas.
- Our candidates are able to use appropriate technology in carrying out their professional responsibilities.